Young Ambassadors' Blog

60 Second Zoology - Pigeon Navigation

By: Amy Hall
20 January 2021

We are all familiar with the feral pigeon, but have you ever stopped and taken a closer look? These birds have incredible abilities far beyond human abilities, which have made them global navigators and carriers of messages.


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60 Second Zoology - Cetacean Communication

By: Amy Hall
8 January 2021

Dolphins are certainly a fan favourite of the animal kingdom - incredible intelligence and beautiful form make them seem almost magical. When you spot dolphins from a boat you may hear a series of whistles and clicks, as they 'chat' amongst … 

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Is rewilding the only way to combat shifting baseline syndrome?

By: Ellie Micklewright
4 January 2021

Rewilding has become a buzzword in the conservation sector, which is gaining momentum and scientific support year on year. It is an umbrella term which encompasses the reintroduction of absent species and the handing over of ecosystems to natural … 

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60 Second Zoology - The Uropygial Gland

By: Amy Hall
1 January 2021

Feathers are VERY important for birds, and the key to their health is a small nubbin-like gland at the bottom of the bird's back. Introducing... the uropygial gland!


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A young naturalist's guide to British bats

By: Alex Chapman
31 December 2020

At this time of year, the night sky is comparatively still to that of mid-summer. On top of the absence of various other forms of nocturnal life, there is a distinct lack of mysterious furry mammals energising the still night sky, and, but for the … 

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